Simpson University for Seniors Accepting Students for May Classes

For Immediate Release


Simpson University for Seniors

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University for Seniors is offering two back-to-back courses for adults of any age, from May 1-27.

The non-credit, no-homework classes, each lasting two weeks, are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise.

Classes meet from 10 to 11:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The following courses are offered:

Six Flags – The History of California from 1542 to 1945. This course covers the development of the 31st state from the Stone Age to the atomic age, from hunting and gathering to aerospace. Discover the unprecedented account of the rise of the Golden State from the first sighting by Juan Cabrillo in 1542 to V-J Day in 1945. Presented by professor Don Claspill. The class begins on Friday, May 1.

Notorious Charismatic Leaders. In the past several centuries, political leaders have appeared who have had a profound effect on their country, their people and the world. This charm that inspires radical devotion in others is identified as “charismatic.” This course will identify the chief characteristics of a charismatic leader and then focus on the historical contexts that allowed men such as Napoleon, Stalin, Hitler and Kim ll Sung to succeed—and fail. Presented by Maria Chamberlin. The class begins on Friday, May 15.

The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at

For more information, call Glenn Schaefer at (530) 226-4146 or Dianne Mueller at (530) 226-4758.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737